Our Teachers

Kathryn Shelton
Certified Pilates Instructor

      Kathryn Shelton's teaching style is solidly rooted in the classical Pilates method, but it

is ever changing to fit the needs of her students in each lesson that she gives. Her creativity keeps her sessions fresh and her knowledge keeps her classes safe and effective for all. 

     After graduating from the University of Michigan, Kathryn began her Pilates training with Barbara Huttner.  Huttner is a 2nd generation master teacher trainer who received her education from Pilates elder Ron Fletcher and who also studied with Pilates elders Eve Gentry, Bruce King, and Kathy Grant. After a two-year training and apprenticeship completed in 2001, Kathryn was awarded her Pilates certification through the PhysicalMind Institute.  

      An avid athlete herself, Kathryn spent much of her career working with the professional ski and snowboard community in Vail, CO keeping them strong and injury free. She also has extensive experience working with pre and postnatal clients as well as seniors who want to maintain or achieve more strength and youthful flexibility.  Further, Kathryn has developed Pilates classes with a special focus on breath and core work to enhance the performances of  vocalists and musicians, and has helped many people with debilitating diseases, injuries, and limitations gain core strength, flexibility, and serenity through teaching the Pilates method. 

 

Kelly Gant
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Yoga Instructor

     Kelly Gant moved from Indiana to fulfill a life-long dream of living in Colorado.  Kelly's interest in the body arts began in her late 20's when she developed a chronic hip and back problem while training for endurance runs. During this same time, Kelly also began experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia. She found that Pilates and yoga were very effective ways to manage her pain. Kelly has been teaching Pilates since 2005 and is certified through the Body Arts and Science International. Kelly is also a 200 hour certified yoga instructor through CITYOGA and has been teaching since 2009. She has pursued additional yoga training in Yin Yoga, Adapting Yoga for Disability and the Warriors at Ease yoga program for military veterans. She is also a 200-hour certified reflexologist. Outside of teaching, Kelly enjoys yoga, meditating, hiking, skiing, reading, crocheting, and traveling with her husband.

Tara Plauche
Pilates Instructor 

     Tara recently relocated here from the Florida Panhandle and is thrilled to call the Denver area home. A graduate of the University of West Florida, Tara holds a Bachelor of Science degree.  Her Pilates journey began in 2007 after the birth of her second child.  She developed muscle atrophy from bedrest and could not walk. Then after months of extensive physical therapy, she was introduced to Pilates by Kathryn Shelton, and it changed her life. Throughout many years of taking Pilates classes, she has been inspired to teach and to help others and so has begun her coursework through Balanced Body to become a comprehensive Pilates instructor. She has completed Mat I & II, Reformer I & II,
Apparatus I, and Anatomy in 3D and will finish her comprehensive teacher training in 2016. Tara works well with individuals who have rehabilitation needs as well as those who want to reach personal fitness goals and maximize their full potential. She loves helping people of all backgrounds and body types thrive with consistent Pilates practice. Her interests when she is not doing Pilates include hiking, skiing and spending time traveling with her husband and two wonderful girls.

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